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Steel Price AnalystShanghai, China

Posted 25 July 2019

CRU’s market-leading Steel Team is seeking a talented and motivated individual for steel price discovery and assessment in China.  Key elements of the role include price discovery, management and expansion of price assessment contacts, writing market updates and market analysis, coordinating price discovery and assessment across Asia.

The job demands the ability to maintain and grow a strong network of contacts, accurately assess prices to defined specifications and contribute to the understanding and response to current and evolving market requirements for price benchmarks.  Crucially, the jobholder must also be able to work effectively and collaboratively in an international team of price and market analysis specialists.

 Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Maintenance and growth of network of price assessment contacts
  • Price discovery and assessment
  • Collection, ordering and sharing market intelligence
  • Writing market updates and analysis
  • Collecting information on market requirements for price benchmarks, editing, line management
  • Confidently representing CRU externally: to market contacts and customers

 Knowledge & Experience

  • Price discovery and assessment
  • Network building and maintenance
  • Steel pricing mechanisms
  • Market requirements for pricing benchmarks
  • Structure and operation of steel industry and competitive landscape
  • Creation of written market analysis
  • Customer value drivers and motivations

Skills & Competencies

  • The ability to build, maintain and grow an effective market intelligence network
  • Price discovery
  • Market intelligence gathering
  • Critical analysis of data trends and key drivers
  • The ability to work effectively in a multi-site international team, and effectively communicate with team members
  • Unrelenting attention to detail and the ability to deploy this in error-free outputs
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • The ability to support colleagues
  • First class communication skills, both written and verbal
  • To be a team and company player and work with colleagues towards common goals

Technical & Other Skills

  • Steel product pricing
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Primary and secondary research


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